Trio has returned, folks! Yes, the much loved biscuit bar is back due to popular demand and mainly thanks to a whizzy Facebook Campaign. It may have only been 13 years but I can't say I actually remember said Toffee treat despite eating a hell of a lot of biscuits in my youth.. It's a good job they are back now for me to give a whirl, even if it is only for a limited time!
I picked up the packet of 6 from Asda where they are priced at £1 - You can't beat such a bargain! Each bar weighs in at a fairly dinky 23g which after some research, seems to be the going grammage of biscuit bars nowadays.. Who knew?
Oo it's like a red Club with premium gold foil.. Were they always packaged this way or could it have been plastic back in the day? Someone help me out - They are still not ringing any bells!
Milk chocolate coated crunchy biscuit with a toffee flavour cream.
And right there is the very reason why they are called a Trio.. 3, easy to break, cubes of biscuity goodness smothered in chocolate.
I was quite excited to get stuck into this well loved and anticipated bar so took a brief sniff before munching - It smelt a bit like coffee to me! A extremely light, airy yet crunchy biscuit was the first thing to hit me with a sort of caramel/coconutty concoction of a taste.. Even though the latter isn't in the ingredients! The chocolate coating was thick enough and fairly generically sweet but the mild cocoa went well with the biscuity flavour as expected as well as blended into the soft toffee layer. Thankfully, all this did strike a familiarity that took me back to when I was a Kiddo - Great texture, great flavour and greatly moreish!
Well, despite being clueless about the Trio and what all the hoo-ha was about, I can now see why they were so popular back in the day.. Heck, I am now almost positive that I did have them in my lunch box at some point. They taste like an old school biscuit bar which I feel is something we have lost a bit.. Perhaps this is only due to the fact the likes of the Penguin or Breakaway have never gone walk about but I do truly hope these LE offerings from McVitie's stay firmly put on our shelves.. They're addictive! It's a 4 out of 5 from me!